Whittier, California Population 2021

83,712
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Whittier is a city located in California. With a 2020 population of 83,712, it is the 102nd largest city in California and the 419th largest city in the United States. Whittier is currently declining at a rate of -0.82% annually and its population has decreased by -1.90% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 85,331 in 2010. Whittier reached it's highest population of 86,705 in 2015. Spanning over 15 miles, Whittier has a population density of 5,715 people per square mile.

The average household income in Whittier is $94,238 with a poverty rate of 9.86%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,354 per month, and the median house value is $574,400. The median age in Whittier is 37 years, 36 years for males, and 37.6 years for females. For every 100 females there are 96.4 males.

Whittier Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Whittier was:

  • White: 52.29%
  • Other race: 37.00%
  • Asian: 5.04%
  • Two or more races: 3.53%
  • Black or African American: 1.30%
  • Native American: 0.80%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.03%
The current population of Whittier, California is 83,712, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 85,791.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 85,331.

Whittier, California Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White45,01752.29%
Some Other Race31,85637.00%
Asian4,3365.04%
Two or More Races3,0433.53%
Black or African American1,1221.30%
American Indian and Alaska Native6890.80%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander270.03%
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Whittier Population by Race

Whittier Population Pyramid 2021

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Whittier Median Age

37


Total

36


Male

37.6


Female

Whittier Adults

There are 66,352 adults, (12,089 of whom are seniors) in Whittier.

Whittier Age Dependency

58.7

Age Dependency Ratio

22.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

36.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Whittier Sex Ratio

Female

43,830

50.91%

Male

42,260

49.09%

Whittier Population by Age

Whittier Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Whittier Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married71.8%28.2%
All57.5%42.5%
Male44.1%55.9%
Female43%57%
Non Family42.6%57.4%

57.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Whittier Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All27,4193.0857.5
Married13,8183.8271.8
Non Family7,7241.3242.6
Female4,0453.5943
Male1,8323.744.1

3.65

Average Family Size

3.08

Average Household Size

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Whittier Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3,6786.38%
9th to 12th Grade3,5816.21%
High School Graduate15,74127.30%
Some College14,21424.65%
Associates Degree5,2329.07%
Bachelors Degree9,37516.26%
Graduate Degree5,84310.13%
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Whittier Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Whittier Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
Hispanic36,37630,2577,149
Other Race19,12715,9282,922
White16,34115,5545,927
Asian3,3313,0941,837
Multiple Races1,5071,249330
Black833751168
Native American530507133

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 95.66%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 55.15%.

Whittier Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$43,915$46,761$41,166
Less Than High School$25,870$33,273$20,298
High School Grad$36,302$37,952$34,317
Some College$42,679$45,975$39,021
Bachelors Degree$60,088$70,607$50,413
Graduate Degree$84,425$92,942$80,856

$43,915

Average Earnings

$46,761

Average Male

$41,166

Average Female

Whittier Earnings by Educational Attainment

Whittier Language by Age

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Whittier Language

61.11% of Whittier residents speak only English, while 38.89% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 33.44% of the population.

Whittier Language

Whittier Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic57,4445,99310.43%
Other31,7224,49314.16%
White20,1241,4177.04%
Multiple2,95533111.20%
Asian4,1893097.38%
Black98730530.90%
Native66814421.56%

9.86%

Overall Poverty Rate

9.89%

Male Poverty Rate

9.83%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Whittier

The race most likely to be in poverty in Whittier is Black, with 30.90% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Whittier is White, with 7.04% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.40%. Among those working part-time, it was 12.09%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 17.44%.

Whittier Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School19.85%
High School12.30%
Some College7.70%
Bachelors or Greater2.53%

Whittier Poverty Rate by Education

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Name Poverty
Male Unemployed28.66%
Female Unemployed21.49%
Male Employed4.60%
Female Employed4.40%

Whittier Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Whittier Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$77,270$94,238
Families$87,300$105,589
Married Families$104,717$121,235
Non Families$39,766$58,303
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Income by Household Type

Whittier Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

45.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

47.2%

Male Marriage Rate

42.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Whittier Married by Age and Sex

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Whittier Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Whittier Marital Status by Race

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Whittier Marital Status

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2,809

Number of Veterans

2,715

Male Veterans

94

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam1,005
First Gulf War459
Second Gulf War379
Korea281
World War II156

Whittier Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74825
75+798
35 to 54542
55 to 64361
18 to 34283

Whittier Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White2,1615.92%
Hispanic1,2602.95%
Other3951.74%
Black9710.20%
Asian802.16%
2 or More633.44%
Indian132.26%

Whittier Veterans by Race

Whittier Veterans by Education

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6.74%

Veteran Poverty Rate

32.91%

Veteran Disability Rate

Whittier Veterans by Education

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63.3%

Labor Force Participation

60.7%

Employment Rate

4%

Unemployment Rate

Whittier Employment by Age

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Whittier Employment by Race

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Whittier Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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74.35%

Born in California

83.22%

Native Born

16.78%

Foreign Born

6.27%

Non Citizen

10.51%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

83.22% of Whittier residents were born in the United States, with 74.35% having been born in California. 6.27% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Whittier Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202183,712-693-0.82%
202084,405-693-0.81%
201985,098-693-0.81%
201885,791-535-0.62%
201786,326-274-0.32%
201686,600-105-0.12%
201586,7052230.26%
201486,4821560.18%
201386,3263580.42%
201285,9683350.39%
201185,6333140.37%
201085,3191,6390.19%
200083,6806,0090.75%
199077,6719,1131.26%
198068,558-4,305-0.61%
197072,86339,2008.03%
196033,66310,2303.69%
195023,4337,3183.81%
194016,1151,2930.84%
193014,8226,8256.36%
19207,9973,4475.80%
19104,5502,96011.09%
19001,5901,00510.52%
18905850.00%

Whittier Population by Year